Our Thoughts


AURA's Applied Research group utilizes primary and secondary research to monitor commercial real estate property fundamentals, capital markets, and macroeconomic conditions. Our platform applies qualitative and quantitative techniques in its contribution to an outlook. The group has specialized expertise and is staffed to:

  • Monitor the capital markets, commercial real estate fundamentals, and macroeconomic conditions
  • Provide market and submarket level research by property type
  • Monitor portfolio risks and exposures in conjunction with real estate market trends
  • Provide support in capital and liquidity planning
  • Perform investment risk modeling and analytics.
Additionally, the Applied Research group provides counsel to various internal and external stakeholders on a range of real estate related topics. The Applied Research team also works closely with the Valuation group in providing asset-level valuation and consulting services. Clients benefit from national networking due to membership in professional organizations, relationships with market participants, and our access to national data sources. 

US Macroeconomic Outlook

The US Macroeconomic Outlook report focuses on top-down themes that relate to economic growth, inflation and Fed funds Rate.

External link to Aegon USA Investment Management, LLC

Aegon USA Realty Advisors, LLC (“AURA”), an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Aegon N.V., is a U.S.-based investment adviser registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and part of Aegon Asset Management, the global investment management brand of Aegon Group.